Microsoft Windows 8 - Advanced Course Outline

Microsoft Windows 8 - Advanced

Introduction

Prerequisites

Section 1: Using File Explorer

Lesson 1.1: Using File Explorer

Opening File Explorer

Interface Overview

About Standard Tabs

About Contextual Tabs

About the File Menu

Using the Quick Access Toolbar

Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 1.2: Customizing File Explorer

Customizing the Navigation Pane

Showing and Hiding the Preview Pane and Details Pane

Choosing a Layout

Sorting and Grouping Items

Showing and Hiding File Elements

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 1.3: Changing Folder and Search Options

Accessing Folder Options

Changing General Options

Changing View Options

Changing Search Options

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 1.4: Working with the Recycle Bin

Opening the Recycle Bin

Emptying the Recycle Bin

Restoring Items

Viewing Recycle Bin Properties

Permanently Deleting Items

Step-By-Step

Skill Sharpener

Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Getting Organized

Lesson 2.1: Customizing Libraries

Understanding the Default Libraries

Using the Library Tools - Manage Tab

Adding Folders to a Library

Removing Folders from a Library

Pinning a Library to the Start Screen

Restoring Default Settings

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 2.2: Creating a New Library

Creating a New Library

Setting the Library Type

Customizing the Library Icon

Deleting a Library

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 2.3: Searching from the Charms Bar

Searching Apps

Searching Settings

Searching Files

Working with Search Results

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 2.4: Searching from the Desktop

Understanding Search Indexing

Using the Search Box

Using the Search Tools - Search Tab

Searching Tips and Tricks

Searching By Other Properties

Setting Search Options

Step-By-Step

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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Managing Files and Folders

Lesson 3.1: Creating Files and Folders

Creating and Naming Folders

Renaming Folders

Deleting Folders

Creating and Naming Files

Renaming and Deleting Files

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 3.2: Managing Files and Folders

Selecting Files and Folders

Cutting and Pasting Files and Folders

Copying Files and Folders

Moving Files and Folders

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 3.3: Working with Files

Opening and Editing Files

Viewing File and Folder Properties

Enabling File History

Viewing File History

Copying File Paths

Pasting File and Folder Shortcuts

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 3.4: Making a File or Folder Easy to Access

Pinning Folders to the Start Screen

Including a Folder in a Library

Adding a Folder to Favorites

Mapping a Folder as a Drive

Setting Offline Options

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 3.5: Using Administrative File Tools

Using Command Prompt

Using Windows PowerShell

Accessing the Run Dialog

Step-By-Step

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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Sharing Files and Folders

Lesson 4.1: Sharing Files from the Charms Bar

Choosing What to Share

Sharing with People

Sharing with Mail

Sharing with SkyDrive

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 4.2: Sending Files from File Explorer

Burning Files and Folders

E-mailing Files

Printing Files

Faxing Files

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 4.3: Sharing Files from File Explorer

Choosing Who to Share With

Customizing File Sharing

Stopping Sharing

Setting Advanced Permission Options

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 4.4: Using Zipped Folders

Zipping Files and Folders

Using the Compressed Folder Tools - Extract Tab

Extracting a Folder

Step-By-Step

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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Staying Safe with Windows 8

Lesson 5.1: Using the Action Center

Opening the Action Center

Action Center Overview

Viewing Security Information

Viewing Maintenance Information

Resolving Problems

Changing Action Center Settings

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 5.2: Using Windows Defender

Opening Windows Defender

Interface Overview

Performing a Scan

Removing Malicious Objects

Using Quarantine

Setting Defender Options

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 5.3: Using Windows Firewall

Opening Windows Firewall

Interface Overview

Understanding Rule Types

Enabling or Disabling the Firewall

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 5.4: Keeping Your Family Safe, Part One

Opening Family Safety

Interface Overview

Choosing Accounts to Monitor

Turning Activity Reporting On or Off

Changing User Settings

Viewing Activity Reports

Step-By-Step

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Lesson 5.5: Keeping Your Family Safe, Part Two

Configuring Web Filtering

Managing the Allow and Block Lists

Setting Games Ratings

Restricting Windows Store and Games

Setting Time Limits

Restricting Applications

Step-By-Step

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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions


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